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Re: Bug#560786: gdb: Please make the python dependency optional

On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 11:17 +1030, Ron wrote:
> I don't understand the pushback I'm getting on this.  The bloat that was
> already added _far_ outweighs the little extra it needs to fix it, and
> that's before we save on pruning away libgdb.  I don't think I'd be going
> out on a limb to suggest this will be of benefit to far more people than
> the number who'll need python scripts to use gdb.  Am I?
> Really, what am I missing here?

What you're missing is that gdb's scripting facilities were pathetic,
and Python integration finally fixes that.


Ben Hutchings
Humans are not rational beings; they are rationalising beings.

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